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GF Rating
6.2

444 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

A fun game but a little monotonous

posted by Kag31489 (NORTHUMBERLAND, PA) Jan 2, 2013

Member since Dec 2012

I really enjoyed it for a while and it's definitely a fun game if you enjoy puzzle games mixed with fighting shadow monsters. It's a little bit of an adventure and strategy game as well but it's generally the same concept throughout the game it just gets harder as it goes. I give it an 8 because for what it is suppose to be, it's good. If you're expecting a more adventurous or RPG kind of game you may be disappointed but if you play with the expectation that is meant to be, you should enjoy it.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Wonderful atmospheric 2D platformer

posted by yourdog23 (DENVER, CO) May 21, 2012

Member since Jan 2010

What would happen if you took the atmosphere of Ico, and mixed it with the puzzle aspects of Limbo? You'd probably come up with a game very similar to Lost in Shadow. If you liked both of the games I mentioned, I don't think you can go wrong with this title.

The developers made a hug mistake by making this a disc based game for the Wii. For a Wii title, I just don't see this getting any commercial recognition. If it were instead a downloadable title on XBLA and/or PSN, it'd definitely hit it's mark. The Wii casual crowd won't know what to make of this, and it's not a typical hardcore offering. Instead, the hardcore fans who want a puzzle game that we can play like a casual game, yet still exercise our minds will love this.

I loved how all the levels seemed to stay fresh. The times when I thought they were getting stale was more a reflection on how tired I was getting. Taking a break from playing relieved the sense of staleness.

I'll agree with a few folks' complaints about the game seeming to not know when to quit, but for me that point was less than an hour from the end. For a game that took me just under 16 hours to play, I don't think that's too bad (especially when some of my favorite Nintendo games are truly guilty of being twice or thrice as long as they should.

The reason why I gave the rating of only an 8 is that I couldn't stand the fighting mechanics of the game. I found them to be truly annoying, even though they were manageable. But the magic here was in the atmosphere and the engaging 2D platforming.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

lost in shadow

posted by seige (SNOHOMISH, WA) Mar 10, 2012

Member since Mar 2012

The game is awsome! In the game you get to be a shadow climbing up this huge tower in order to find his body. But after awhile it gets a little boring, and you will need to stop playing for a little while. But I still think it's cool and I think you should try it.

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